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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Van Zandt County Fatal

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1             Number of Injured: 1                    Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 6/23/2022   2:13 AM

County: Van Zandt

Location: FM 17, approximately 2 miles south of Grand Saline, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph

Vehicle 1: 2002 Ford F-150

Driver 1Deceased

Austin J. Moore, male, 28 YOA of Wills Point, TX.

Seatbelt: Unknown

Pronounced by: Judge Dunn on scene.

Passenger:

Tatum M. Reed, female, 22 YOA of Canton, TX.

Seatbelt: Unknown

Transported to: Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital – Canton in critical condition.

Description:

Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling north on FM 17. While traveling north Unit 1, drove partially off the roadway into the east ditch, the driver overcorrected to the left and traveled off the roadway into the west ditch where the vehicle struck a power pole and large boulder.   Unit 1 caught on fire after impact.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper Kevin Howell, Canton DPS

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